EMBRAER Performs Full Airplane Simulation Using NI HIL Tools

Guilherme Seelaender, EMBRAER S.A.

"We selected NI VeriStand for the Legacy 500 Iron Bird because of the breadth of functionality the environment provides out of the box, which significantly reduced our development efforts."

- Guilherme Seelaender, EMBRAER S.A.

The Challenge:

Performing electronic systems integration testing by connecting the complete electrical system of the aircraft to a simulation of the rest of the plane.

The Solution:

Creating a full aircraft simulator that consists of 21 real-time PXI systems networked together using reflective memory and Ethernet interfaces.

The NI real-time testing platform reduced development and testing time by one year, from 42 months to 30 months, when compared to the previous airplane simulation approach we used.



The Legacy 500 Iron Bird
An Operator Working With the Iron Bird Simulator
An Overhead View of the Iron Bird
The Simulation Console User Interface